Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I am a bit disturbed that everywhere you look, whether it be on television or a store people are wishing one another Happy Holidays instead of the standard Merry Christmas. I still feel saddened that Christ is no longer the CENTER of the Christmas holiday. Whether you hold to the belief that Christ's birth was on Christmas day, or the actual time was somewhat later in the spring as many Biblical scholars believe. The date December 25th, doesn't have to be reduced to the day that Santa comes....(Our family is big into Santa...with several small children who look forward to Santa), but we really need to focus on the real reason for Christmas.

I remember seeing, many years ago a Christmas card or something along those sorts showing Santa bowing down to worship at the feet of the Christ Child in the manger, that has really stuck with me over the years, and definitely exemplifies the true meaning of Christmas.

While Santa is dominate in many of our homes.... heck I still believe in the magic of Christmas....makes it so special....I really hope that we can take a moment and focus of the birth of our saviour this Christmas Eve...and remember that without Christ...we truly have nothing.

Merry, Merry Christmas everyone! Take extra time this season to remember the joy that the birth of our Saviour brought to us so many years ago. We are celebrating in Texas with family and friends...this is the first time in Carson's life that he hasn't been in his own home on Christmas it looks to be very fun...filled with chaos.


Jackpot said...
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Brian said...

I don't see what's so disturbing about the phrase "Happy Holidays" being used at stores. If the center of your religious beliefs must be evident at a shopping center, that would suggest a Christmas focused on commercialism and the gifts, rather than the holiday's spiritual implications.

Karrie O. said...

Hi Kari,
I hear yah. I hear that from alot of people. I know I see alot of people making it a point to say "Merry Christmas." I guess it's just out of curteousy to others to say "Happy Holidays" as we may not know what their beliefs are. Anyway, I wish you and your family a "Merry Christmas"!!!

anita said...

I haven't seen that here in Tidewater. Everyone says Merry Christmas and no one seems offended. I know you had a Merry Christmas! And I was blessed to have both my parents & my inlaws at our house.

rowdyboysmom said...

Hey Kari,

I like what you saw with santa kneeling at the feet of Christ Child. I am going to look for or make something like that for next year to put in my home.--Missy